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Route Map212 viewsWalk from Remarkables car park up the track to Shadow Basin. Veer up to the ridge that overlooks Lake Alta and continue up the top ridge at around 2150m. Return is down the trail to Homeward Bound and back onto the main trail. Dec 09, 2012
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Route Map218 viewsStart from Coalpit Saddle and follow the old water race. At the point where the single track joins the water race, keep on the same contour. The water race from this point is a little overgrown in place, but relatively easy to follow up to Racemans Hut. From there its straight up to Mt Salamond and then onto the 4wd track, turning off onto the single track back down to the water race and back to Coalpit Saddle. Dec 09, 2012
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Racemans Hut208 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Start of the walk at Coalpit Saddle197 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Looking over to Ben Cruichan186 viewsDec 09, 2012
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4WD track down the ridge191 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Heading back down to the water race203 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Approaching the top of Mt Salmond214 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Single and Double Cone from Mt Salmond125 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Nice sheltered rest stop near the top of Mt Salmond104 viewsDec 09, 2012
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View south from Mt Salmond106 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Near the top of Mt Salmond with Single Cone in the background90 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Racemans Hut133 viewsDec 09, 2012
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View down to Doolans Creek Right Branch102 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Great spot for morning tea96 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Following the water race99 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Interior of the hut111 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Heading into the steeper section of the Doolans Valley97 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Heading down to Racemans Hut96 viewsDec 09, 2012
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Route map183 viewsWalk starts at the end of the Macetown road at Anderson's Battery. A single track follows up Rich Burn to Homeward Bound Battery. The track from Homeward Bound to Premier Battery is a little vague in places. Around 250m vertical and a very leisurely round trip time of about 3 hours (including time to explore the historic remains)May 06, 2012
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Anderson's Battery152 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Lower section of Rich Burn153 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Part of the machinery that mixed mercury with the quartz blanketings158 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Junction of Rich Burn and Sylvia Creek134 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Heading downstream157 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Junction of Rich Burn and Sylvia Creek145 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Hut looking up to Vanguard Peak154 viewsMay 06, 2012
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1935 newspaper on the hut interior76 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Enjoying the warm May sun91 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Interior of the hut with newspaper lining96 viewsMay 06, 2012
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1935 newspaper on the hut interior72 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Hut at Premier Battery79 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Gold mining relics78 viewsMay 06, 2012
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The original fatfree frying pan84 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Machinery73 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Lunchspot at Premier Battery74 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Hut at Premier Battery81 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Premier Battery75 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Old boiler remains74 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Gold mining equipment at Premier Battery77 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Remains of Homeward Bound Battery cableway73 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Old hut at Premier Battery76 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Hut interior60 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Old hut between Homeward Bound and Premier Battery65 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Approaching Premier Battery80 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Homeward Bound Battery from cableway ruins76 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Rich Burn from Homeward Bound71 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Heading up Rich Burn86 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Heading up Rich Burn90 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Homeward Bound Battery77 viewsMay 06, 2012
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Cold and frosty start to the day75 viewsMay 06, 2012
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View to airport70 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Deer Park Heights & Queenstown66 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Deer Park Heights & Queenstown65 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Queenstown view throught the gap79 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Single/Double Cone 81 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View towards Queenstown72 viewsMay 03, 2012
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view down Shadow Basin to carpark78 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Southern arm of Lake Wakatipu71 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Lake Wakatipu63 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn71 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Comms Tower77 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn64 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Single/Double Cone & Wye Valley71 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn73 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Lake Alta78 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Sugar Bowl80 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Comms Tower81 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Comms Tower73 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin73 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Shotover River & Lake Hayes64 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Jacks Point & Cecil Peak60 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Queenstown View69 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Cecil Peak72 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Looking down to the Lake Wakatipu outlet76 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View to Sugar Bowl75 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Looking up to the comms tower73 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn with Lake Hayes in background88 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Alta Chutes79 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View down the ridge to Sugar Bowl75 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Lake Alta79 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn77 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Heading up Alta Green95 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin Tarn with Lake Hayes in background66 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Single/Double Cone75 viewsMay 03, 2012
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View from the carpark74 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Shadow Basin80 viewsMay 03, 2012
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Cardrona Valley84 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Gorge on the Miners Trail116 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Enjoying the views from Crown Peak91 viewsApr 01, 2012
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View from the top126 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Looking towards Mt Sale and Cardrona96 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Peak with Remarkables in background97 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Heading down the 4wd track to Bracken Saddle103 viewsApr 01, 2012
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View of Macetown from Crown Peak75 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Peak77 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Intersection of Crown Range and Coal Creek Tracks112 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Views on the Cardrona Valley side83 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Trig point just south of Crown Peak88 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Look, I've just spotted Crown Peak!94 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Range ridge105 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Views over the Wakatipu Basin90 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Fence line98 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Dip down to a saddle92 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Looking back along the ridge90 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Mt Scott Trig Point93 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Range road summit/start of walk112 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Looking down to the start point105 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Was able to get to about 5m away from this Falcon92 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Start of the Crown Range ridgeline86 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Crown Range Route112 viewsStarting from Crown Range road summit, head up the ridge to the trig point on Mt Scott. Then follow the trail along the ridge line until you meet a 4WD track and the rocks on Crown Peak.
The decent is on the 4WD track to Brackens Saddle and back to Glencoe Road on the Miners Trail.
Apr 01, 2012
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Crown Range Route Topo Map220 viewsApr 01, 2012
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Waterfall from Wye Tarns71 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Approaching the highest point on the ridge79 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Tarns69 viewsMar 31, 2012
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South Eastern side of the ridge68 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Heading back up to Wye Saddle East74 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Tarns74 viewsMar 31, 2012
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View back to the saddle from the ridgeline73 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Unamed 2000m peak64 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Peaks on the eastern side of Wye Valley67 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Heading down the ridge81 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Doolans Valley78 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Back on the valley floor81 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Valley67 viewsMar 31, 2012
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View through the gap65 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Lower Doolans Valley74 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Single/Double Cone and Wye Tarns65 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Single/Double Cone72 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Tarns73 viewsMar 31, 2012
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On the ridgeline73 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Beautiful tarn in the Doolans Valley112 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Approaching Wye Saddle East77 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Start of the ridgeline71 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Single/Double Cone67 viewsMar 31, 2012
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View from Wye Saddle East looking to the ridgeline67 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Wye Tarns67 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Looking back to the saddle71 viewsMar 31, 2012
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Topo Map Route166 viewsStart from Remarkables carpark and head up to Wye Saddle East (unofficial name). Head down to a small tarn just below the ridgeline between Wye and Doolans Valley. Follow the ridgeline keeping mostly to the eastern sides. When approaching the highest peak, traverse over to the gentle sloping hill on the edge of the drop off into the Wye Valley. Head back up the valley and return over the same pass.Mar 31, 2012
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Forces of nature96 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Tarns/Valley86 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Looking back to Sugar Bowl84 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Jumbled Rockscape78 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Largest of the Wye Tarns93 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Cecil Peak/Lake Wakatipu from Single Cone ridge91 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Valley looking south east77 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Valley86 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Lake Alta from the saddle84 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Glass like reflections on Lake Alta85 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Valley from Wye Saddle82 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Approaching Wye Saddle72 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Wye Tarns and Valley From Single Cone Ridge90 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Single/Double Cone reflections83 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Single/Double Cone from the Lake Alta outlet stream91 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Lake Alta Reflections85 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Lake Alta Reflections100 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Single/Double Cone reflections104 viewsMar 21, 2012
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Route Map143 viewsStart from Remarkables car park and head up the trail to Lake Alta. From the lake straight up to Wye Saddle and then head west up to a small basin then onto the ridgeline that heads up to Single Cone.Mar 21, 2012
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Following the ridgeline201 viewsMar 08, 2012
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The old pack trail138 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Hells Gate159 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Skippers Saddle start/end point142 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Looking to Mt Dewar from the Skippers Road131 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Exit point onto Skippers Road129 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Slips and erosion along the Shotover River150 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Approaching the Shotover River125 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Huts at Atleys Terrace131 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Looking back up to Mt Dewar128 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Looking back to Atleys Terrace along the Shotover River102 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Views back to Mt Bowen, Mt Lomond Cecil Peak102 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Top of Mt Dewar looking towards Queenstown Hill and Remarks107 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Top section of the Atleys Trail97 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Top of Mt Dewar looking west109 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Ridgeline looking into Skippers Canyon163 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Devils Creek Trail132 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Old Rum Gully Ice Rink107 viewsMar 08, 2012
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Mt Dewar/Atleys Trail Map184 viewsSteep climb from Skippers Saddle to the top of Mt Dewar and then a long drop down an old trail to Atleys Terrace just above the Shotover River. From there, it's a single track back to the Skippers Road and 6km climb back up to Skippers Saddle.Mar 08, 2012
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Queens Drive Route Topo Map149 viewsSlightly different route to the previous two circuits in that lunch was had at the tarn that feeds into Wye Falls, a small detour to view the Doolans Valley and the exit via the saddle to the east of Wye Saddle (a much more gentle route).Feb 07, 2012
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Top of Wye Falls89 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Final descent84 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Group shot of happy hikers171 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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The track hugs the cliff138 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Dave trying to look relaxed on the rock edge102 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Looking towards Frankton173 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Decending through the boulder field91 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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A well earned lunch88 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Yes, Graeme made it the whole way. Photographic Proof!100 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Heading out to our morning tea lookout107 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Our return saddle to the east of Wye Saddle87 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Finishing the walk in style92 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Wye Tarns looking south west86 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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The cloud gave the rocky peaks a mysterious air92 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Wye Tarns and Single/Double Cone91 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Mountain Goats114 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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The largest of the Wye Tarns and our lunch spot destination93 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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View from our lunch spot85 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Follow the leader145 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Approaching the Wye Valley from the bottom of the boulder field96 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Wye Tarns87 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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Enjoying the views at morning tea108 viewsFeb 07, 2012
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